Status of niqaab in Islam

Q: Could you please provide evidence from the Quran and Sunnah why niqaab is waajib in the Hanafi School? I’ve read that “The awrah of a woman infront of a non-mahram consists of the whole body except the face, hands and feet” - Raddul Mukhtar p531. v9

A: Presently all Hanafi ulama consider the niqaab as compulsory. Permission was given when there was certainty of the absence of fitnah. On account of fitnah all have agreed that it is waajib.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)